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  • Author:
    Paul T. P. Wong,Prem S. Fry
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    0805825037
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This book is not to be placed on the shelf and forgotten

This book is not to be placed on the shelf and forgotten. With absolute conviction, this is the most comprehensive, scholarly statement to date on the nature of meaning and.

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The quest for meaning is now regarded by many as a universal human motive-as fundamental as our need for food and water.

Meaning (Psychology). Fry, Prem S; Wong, Paul T. P. Bookplateleaf. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. inlibrary; printdisabled; trent university;. Kahle/Austin Foundation. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station10. cebu on June 12, 2019.

Mental health practitioners will find the numerous meaning-centered interventions, such as the PURE and ABCDE methods, highly useful in their own work with facilitating healing and personal growth in their clients.

Meaning Therapy focuses on the positive psychology of making life worth living in spite of sufferings and limitations. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. It advocates a psycho-educational approach to equip clients with the tools to navigate the inevitable negatives in human existence and create a preferred future. The paper first introduces the defining characteristics and assumptions of Meaning Therapy. It then briefly describes the conceptual frameworks and the major intervention strategies.

The Role of Purpose in Life and Personal Growth in Positive Human Health.

and Singer, B. (1998). The Role of Purpose in Life and Personal Growth in Positive Human Health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The Morality of Happiness.

The Human Quest for Meaning. The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment.

This book is a collection of Paul’s personal favourites and his most popular quotes. The Positive Psychology of Meaning and Spirituality: Selected Papers from Meaning Conferences (2012).

Scoring the Rorschach: Seven Validated Systems. The Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and Psychopathic Personalities. This is unfortunate, because some of these systems have tremendous clinical value.

Pettigrew, Personality and Social Structure: Social Psychological Contributions. Triandis, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Personality. Jones, L. Couch, and S. Scott, Trust and Betrayal: The Psychology of Getting Along and Getting Ahead. Baumeister, Identity, Self-Concept, and Self-Esteem: The Self Lost and Found.

Does life have real meaning? Is it worth living? How can one make sense of suffering, illness, and death? Through the ages, philosophers, clergy, and laypeople alike have grappled with such existential concerns. Some have taken the position that deep questions about meaning are unanswerable, that ideally one should take life as it comes. Recent studies have shown, however, that the way in which individuals address existential concerns has profound implications for their mental and physical well-being. We are symbol-making creatures. The quest for meaning is now regarded by many as a universal human motive--as fundamental as our need for food and water. One of the tenets of several new therapies is that an existential vacuum lies at the heart of neurosis and depression. Empirical research has clearly demonstrated that a strong sense of personal meaning is associated with life satisfaction. From a lifespan perspective, the struggle to construe meaning is a never-ending task; its effectiveness seems to predict much about personality development and successful aging. The mediating role of personal meaning in coping with stress has also received increasing attention. No matter how hopeless the situation and how devastating the pain, we are more likely to survive if we cling to the belief that life has some purpose.In this volume, leading representatives of trends converging from different fields examine the complex processes of meaning seeking, and offer the first authoritative review of the central role of personal meaning in human life and its implications for clinical practice. Brimming with new ideas for research and intervention, The Human Quest for Meaning will be an important resource for all those professionally concerned with mental and physical health.

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This collection of academic but very readable papers covers three general areas:

1) Theoretical approaches to personal meaning.

2) Research in personal meaning.

3) The Role of personal meaning in counseling and psychotherapy.

Under each of these headings are a half dozen chapters by various researchers in the field. The reader is exposed to a variety of concepts and views across a wide spectrum of the topic.

I only read the first two sections because they are relevant to my project. I have a pile of little Post-It Notes bookmarking the sections that I consider important and I need to go back through them to develop a concept for my project - meaning design for residential interiors and products. However, I think that anyone interested in meaning in human lives, including religion students, would find much of interest here.

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Paul T. P. Wong & Prem S. Fry, editors
The Human Quest for Meaning:
A Handbook on Psychological Research and Clinical Applications

(Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1998) 462 pages
(ISBN: 0-8058-2503-7; hardcover)
(Library of Congress call number: BF463.M4H86 1998)

Twenty-three contributors share their research
into the psychological dimensions of meaning.
We human beings are meaning-seeking and meaning-fulfilling creatures.
The authors do not present any original insights into the meaning of life.
Rather they are content to study whatever meanings people already embrace.
Largely in the tradition of Viktor Frankl, the clinicians sometimes help clients
to reframe their perceptions of what is already happening to them.

The authors seem content to let people pursue any meanings
they happen to value because of their cultural conditioning.
There is no critique of 'false meanings' that people might be pursuing.
This book is definitely psychological rather than philosophical.

If you would like to find other books about human meaning,
search the Internet for the following exact title:
"Meaning in Life Bibliography".

James Leonard Park, existential philosopher.